Frequently asked questions

New Members weekend

What’s happening?

We will be organising trips to a variety of Mendip caves on the Saturday. There will be something for everyone, including introductory trips for newcomers and more sporting trips for experienced cavers. There will also be a communal meal and a bit of revelry at the Club hut on Saturday night...

Can I come if I’ve never been caving before?

The weekend is open to everyone; all abilities welcome. Due to the limited number of people that we can safely accommodate, however, this event is aimed at people who are genuinely interested in taking up (or returning to) the sport; if you simply want to tick something off your bucket list then we recommend booking a trip with a qualified instructor such as Andy Sparrow at CaveClimb.

Do I need to have my own caving kit?


New Member’s Weekend 2019

On the weekend of 2nd/3rd November 2019 we hosted an event for prospective new members, click here to see the 2019 flyer.

The weekend was open to everyone interested in taking up caving with the Shepton and to see what makes us the best caving club on Mendip .

If you were unable to make the weekend, don’t worry, meeting and caving with the Shepton can be done all year, click here to contact our Membership Secretary, Andy.

FAQ information for the event can be found at FAQs page

How to find us

From the A39 going north out of Wells take the Priddy Road (left turn westwards) towards Priddy. Pass the Hunters’ Lodge Inn crossroads. A few hundred yards further on is a garage on the right followed by a row of houses. At the end of the row is a telegraph pole with a piece of reflective tape on it. Turn right here up a track and head into the car park.